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One additional measure has been included in the stimulus package, which military veterans requested in order to discourage hostile recruitment practices.
For-profit colleges have long used military veterans as desirable applicants. Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill on Thursday.
Although veterans who were defrauded by predatory organizations have been working to close this possible loophole, a decade or so ago, for-profit schools have been doing so after a bipartisan compromise last week, Congress contained the win for veterans.
This is truly awesome, said Tasha Berkhalter, a veteran who had a meeting with legislators last year. They actually realized what we were doing, and they apologised. It felt like we had an effect
This is a simple improvement, with just a few terms revised from the Higher Education Act needing to be done. There is a long-enduring mandate known as the 90/10 rule which states that for-profit schools should raise at least 10% of their funding from sources other than federal student loans. It was the plan to put pressure on schools to get them to show they could bring additional funds to the way of students and the surrounding community.
But it required public institutions to count military assistance, like G.I.I. Bill money, against their 10% share of the overall aid threshold. As Hollister said, it turned veterans into “dollar signs in uniform.”
Veterans, having attended fraudulent schools, described the government push to join ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges as intimidation bordering on harassment. as a result, they were often foundering in academic and monetary difficulties.
This bill made a permanent adjustment to the wording of the Higher Education Act, requiring that for-profit colleges would receive at least 10% of their funding from sources other than the federal government.
schools would no longer be able to rob veterans and service members of their education benefits by supplying them with low-quality education and worthless degrees, said Takano, a California Democrat on the House Committee for Veterans Affairs, who helped incorporate the new regulation into the crisis package.
A delay that many are finding to be an insult to veterans and that Carrie Wofford, the head of a veterans advocacy organization, says veterans will have to “swallow.” Since a bipartisan compromise was expected to be reached, the delay was unavoidable. As she said, “it was the right decision.”
The trade association for for-profit colleges endorsed the proposed the move.
It has been many decades since a consensus has emerged around the 90/10 law, said Jason Altmire, the group's CEO. “It will have a reasonable period of time for a party politics-fueled problem to be rectified, with an equally good and lasting solution".
They're getting ready for you. This week, on a call with shareholders, American Public Education, which specializes in veteran education, indicated that it will have enough time to change its business model, even by acquisition, to keep itself compliant.
fAlthough for-profit schools have long been blamed for circumventing federal regulations, the new regulations take a light on their backs. The rule could be avoided by the schools, but it won't be profitable for them to do so. That's a real coup
Ms. Berkhalter noted she felt thankful that potential veterans would be shielded from the damage she was subjected to. She graduated from ITT in criminal justice in 2005 and went on to get a bachelor's degree in IT Her dream came very close to being realized — she almost won a case management position at a mental health clinic, but found her diploma was from ITT.
ITT consumed her $75,000 in federally funded grants and also left her with $100,000 in debt. Ms. Berkal wants to reduce the amount of loans of those who were victims of fraud from the Education Department. The program faced criticism when she was the secretary of education, since Betsy DeVos fought hard to reject applicants' claims.
Ms. Berkhalter has confidence that the Obama administration will be understanding. I'm glad for all those servicemen and women who will benefit from this scheme, she said. However, there is still room for change for those who have struggled longer.